Scope of Materials Handling
Materials handling is spread over to many different industries and fields of engineering. The followings table gives its broad application.
7. Truck Building
8. Rail Road Car Builders
9.Barge and ship Building
1.Largest single field for application of materials handling . wide range of materials handling equipment is used. Materials handling problems involve surveys plant and equipment layouts routing packaging and storage of materials.
2. Handling of bulk materials ( like gases liquid s semi liquids and bulk solids) special handling problems affect the plant design.
3.Proper receiving sorting storing and moving materials. In heavy construction projects there is now a choice of special methods and equipment of materials handling it influences the civil engineers in project planning.
4. In both underground mines and open pit operations there is now a verity of equipment for extraction handling and transportation of coal and ore. Cost of extracting the materials has been reduced to the minimum.
5.Materials handling equipment for handling fuel and ash.
6.The design of many processing machines is influenced by the need for integrating various material handling features or attachments fto modern machine mechanisms.
7. The automotives engineer develops trucks and trailers as efficient materials handling vehicles designed of r speedy loading and unloading proper sacrament of cargo and safe transportation of a variety of materials.
8.Improved rail road cars development of terminal equipment improvement in materials handling procedure for loading and securing freight and transferring or unloading it at terminals.
9. New handling devices and improved kinds of marine carriers.
10. Better cargo and storage methods for air transport. Cost efficient methods to handle cargo going into and out of the craft.